Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

This week we’re chatting with Nico Larco, an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon and  Co-Director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative.  We talk about the secondary effects of autonomous vehicles and e-commerce such as street design, parking, and land values.  We also talk about terrestrial drones, zombie cars, delivery bee hives, and the fact that cities just aren’t ready yet for an autonomous future.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_NL_08242017.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 5:30am EST

This week Robin Rather of Collective Strength joins the podcast to talk about missteps in the planning profession.  She discusses how she got to thinking about urban issues and why she believes current planning practice is stuck in the 1990s. We also talk about the often jargon filled language the profession uses and use an example paragraph from Austin’s current code rewrite to illustrate.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_RR_08172017.mp3
Category:urban -- posted at: 6:24am EST

This week is the first part of two where I chat with Jonn Elledge, the editor of City Metric and the host of the Skylines podcast.  In this episode Jonn interviews me about US transportation, particularly the history of urban subways and light rail and we also talk about transport politics and possible futures.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_JE_08102017.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 4:11am EST

This week we welcome back Tanya Snyder of Politico Magazine for the 150th episode of Talking Headways. We discuss aviation legislation in the house of representatives including what it means for drones and whether private jets should pay more for air traffic control. We also talk about legislation on self-driving vehicles and all of the smaller details you might not have heard before including state versus federal regulations of vehicles and children’s safety.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_TS150_08032017.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 7:24am EST

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